Actions / Create A Business Mentorship Program

Issue Area

Education
Bookmark Feedback

Create a Business Mentorship Program

In an age of technology, students today need to improve their public speaking and conflict management. A business mentorship program will help cultivate these necessary skills.

Checklist

  • Determine the feasibility of such a program for your school, community or other environment.
  • Research and identify existing mentorship programs, discover what did and did not work for each program.
  • Identify potential funding opportunities.
  • Build community partnerships, particularly with businesses and potential mentors.
  • Develop an action plan for implementation.

Resources

IEI Community Guidebook

Action Statuses  (3)

Grant Millin,

I am not yet working with a group, but I am taking action by I am developing the North Carolina Innovation and Opportunity Ecosystem (NC IOE): http://www.innovograph.com/projects/nc-ioe/ The individual level, i.e. mentoring, is part of the NC IOE focus areas.

LaTanya Pattillo,

I am not yet working with a group, but I am taking action by identifying possible mentors and learning the procedures for maximizing the internship program that is already in our county.

Joyce Metger,

I am not yet working with a group, but I am taking action by creating an after school Science club emphasizing Citizen Science & Global Stewardship. Community groups from a neighborhood church, Ruritan club and Master Gardeners, and local businesses that connect to our theme would be invited to partner with my students on projects, create a communication links, visit these places and possibly create a student/business mentoring program.